Male hen flea Ceratophyllus gallinae, copyright Katja ZSM.

Belongs within: Siphonaptera.

The Ceratophyllidae are a Holarctic group of fleas found on both mammals and birds (Dunnet & Mardon 1991).

    |--Dasypsyllus gallinulae GE05
    |--Nosopsyllus DM91
    |    |--N. fasciatus KK54
    |    |--N. laeviceps S00
    |    `--N. londiniensis DM91
    `--Ceratophyllus [Ceratophyllinae] DM91
         |  i. s.: C. borealis A71
         |         C. fasciatus RD77
         |         C. garei A71
         |         C. rossittensis A71
         |         C. silantiewi K01
         |         C. styx A71
         |         C. tesquorum K01
         |         C. tundrensis A71
         `--C. (Ceratophyllus) S76
              |--C. (C.) fringillae (Walker 1856) S76
              |--C. (C.) gallinae S76
              `--C. (C.) phrillinae Smit 1976 S76

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[DM91] Dunnet, G. M., & D. K. Mardon. 1991. Siphonaptera (fleas). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 705–716. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[K01] Kertész, K. 1901. Legyek [Dipteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 179–201. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[KK54] Klemmer, K., & H. E. Krampitz. 1954. Zur Kenntnis der Säugetierfauna Siziliens. Senckenbergiana Biologica 35 (3–4): 121–135.

[RD77] Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms' General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

[S00] Siddiqi, M. R. 2000. Tylenchida: Parasites of plants and insects 2nd ed. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

[S76] Smit, F. G. A. M. 1976. A new bird-flea from Nepal (Siphonaptera). Senckenbergiana Biologica 57 (1–3): 63–66.

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